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Mike McKay

By his own account, Mike McKay has lived a charmed life. This year, he and his wife, Nancy, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Erin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied zoology and now cares for the animals she loves – great apes – at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Mike has been fortunate to spend his adult life doing what he always wanted to do – entertaining listeners on the radio.

He was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N. Y. After graduating from college with a B. A. in English Literature from Saint Anselm College he began working, somewhat inexplicably, in the financial sector in lower Manhattan. But it wasn’t long before he began pursuing a dream born years before while listening to the Beatles on New York’s WABC radio. Soon he was offered a position in sales at an AM station in tiny Lehighton, PA. Within a month he was doing the morning show. Five years later, he landed an on air gig at the most listened to station in the nation which just happened to be that very station he tuned in while in high school – WABC 770 which was heard in more than 30 states.

By the early eighties however, music on radio was making it’s inexorable transition to FM. Although that meant leaving the station he grew up with, it brought other remarkable opportunities. Mike went on to a pioneering position in satellite radio hosting Nighttime America on the RKO Radio Network which was heard on hundreds of radio stations in all fifty states. Later he was able to live and work in other parts of the country, including Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, and Detroit. In ’97, the family moved to the great southwest which led to the ultimate opportunity when an entrepreneurial listener, Ned Bennett, approached Mike with a plan to form a new radio company. And Bravo Mic Communications was born.

Today, and every day, Mike looks forward to getting up early and joining his on air partner and great friend for the last 14 years, KC Counts, for “Your Morning Show with Mike and KC” which has been the most popular radio show in southern New Mexico for several years running. Email mikemckay@101gold.com

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-13-14

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Comedian Paul Rodriguez is performing live this Saturday night at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.  You can win a pair of tickets with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day replay!

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The 101 number one song of the day was the first British single to reach number one in America without making the chart in
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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-12-14

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Paul Rodriguez will live and very funny this Saturday night at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.  You can win your tickets here with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day!

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The 101 number one song of the day was the most successful song ever from a group most observers thought had peaked more than a decade before. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-11-14

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Comedian Paul Rodriguez performs live this Saturday night at the Inn of the Mountains Gods.  Win a FREE pair of tickets with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay!

The 101 Number One song of the Day was very much the result of a collaboration of brothers but it was sung by just one of the brothers. The other brothers, meanwhile topped the charts immediately beforeand after this one did.  Who are these famous siblings? 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-10-14

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by

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Paul Rodriguez performs live at the Inn of the Mountain Gods this Saturday night.  Win your free pair of tickets with the replay!

 

The 101 number one song of the day which became RCA’s fastest selling single of all time, had a distinctive article of clothing in the title but it was about much more than a piece of cloth.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-7-14

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Last chance to win your FREE Jeff Dunham tickets.  This hilarious comedian/ventriloquist will be appearing live next Thursday at the Pan Am Center and caller number 10 wins two tickets with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay.

 

The 101 # 1 Song of the Day was referred to by members of the band as “that stupid ballad.”  Not surprisingly, the writer referred to it in different terms.  

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101 # 1 Song of the Day

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written and produced by the man Bob Dylan called “America’s greatest living poet” who was also the lead singer of a well known singing group.  But it was another group – once known as the Elgins – who took it to the top. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-5-14

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The 101 number one song of the day was allegedly named for a famous groupie and it was supposed to be the B side of the single but some thought the A side was too dirty.  You’re probably familiar with both sides. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-4-14

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Listen for the replay to win two tickets to see Comedian/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham at the Pan Am Center.

 

The 101 # 1 Song of the Day was recorded by the man who became the first artist to simultaneously top the singles and album charts in both pop and black categories. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-3-14

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The 101 number one song of the day, originally entitled the “Dying Man” was supposed to a Beach Boys song – but when they took a pass, the man who suggested it scored his biggest hit ever.

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